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The Resource Kangaroo squadron : American courage in the darkest days of World War II, Bruce Gamble

Kangaroo squadron : American courage in the darkest days of World War II, Bruce Gamble

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Kangaroo squadron : American courage in the darkest days of World War II
Title
Kangaroo squadron
Title remainder
American courage in the darkest days of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Gamble
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In early 1942, while most of the American military was still in disarray from the devastating attacks on Pearl Harbor and the Philippines, a single squadron advanced to the far side of the world to face America's new enemy. Based in Australia with poor supplies and no ground support, the pilots and crew faced tropical diseases while confronting numerically superior Japanese forces. Yet the outfit, dubbed the Kangaroo Squadron, proved remarkably resilient and successful, conducting long-range bombing raids, armed reconnaissance missions, and rescuing General MacArthur and his staff from the Philippines. Before now, the story of their courage and determination in the face of overwhelming odds has largely been untold. Using eyewitness accounts based on personal diaries, letters, new interviews, and memoirs as well as Japanese sources, historian Bruce Gamble brings to vivid life this dramatic true story. But the Kangaroo Squadron's story doesn't end in World War II. One of the B-17s, crash landed on its first mission, has recently been recovered from jungle swamps. The intertwined stories of the Kangaroo Squadron and the "Swamp Ghost" are filled with thrilling accounts of aerial combat, an epic jungle survival story, and the powerful mystique of an abandoned bomber that compelled men to possess it at any cost
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gamble, Bruce
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • B-17 bomber
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Americans
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Kangaroo squadron : American courage in the darkest days of World War II, Bruce Gamble
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
  • The first raid on Rabaul
  • Gunfight over New Britain
  • Green hell
  • Fever
  • Invasion
  • The evacuation of Dugout Doug
  • Evacuation redux
  • Jungle odyssey
  • The Royce special mission
  • Turning point: the battle of the Coral Sea
  • Prologue
  • Silver stars
  • The reconnaissance game
  • Alone against the empire
  • The long road home
  • The swamp ghost
  • Appendix: award citations
  • Long night's journey into war
  • Boeing's big, beautiful bomber
  • Off we go!
  • Hap's farewell
  • Surfboards and submarines
  • To Fiji, and beyond
  • Storm clouds
Control code
p2251236700
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780306845253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Label
Kangaroo squadron : American courage in the darkest days of World War II, Bruce Gamble
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
  • The first raid on Rabaul
  • Gunfight over New Britain
  • Green hell
  • Fever
  • Invasion
  • The evacuation of Dugout Doug
  • Evacuation redux
  • Jungle odyssey
  • The Royce special mission
  • Turning point: the battle of the Coral Sea
  • Prologue
  • Silver stars
  • The reconnaissance game
  • Alone against the empire
  • The long road home
  • The swamp ghost
  • Appendix: award citations
  • Long night's journey into war
  • Boeing's big, beautiful bomber
  • Off we go!
  • Hap's farewell
  • Surfboards and submarines
  • To Fiji, and beyond
  • Storm clouds
Control code
p2251236700
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780306845253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits

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